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The psychology of strategy : exploring rationality in the Vietnam War

Author: Kenneth Payne
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do strategists decide what they wish to achieve through war, and how they might accomplish it? And why does their understanding of violence regularly turn out to be wrong? In seeking answers, this book draws on the study of psychology to examine strategic behaviour during the Vietnam War. It explores the ways in which cognitive biases distort our sense of our own agency and our decision-making.
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ISBN: 9780190492120 0190492120
OCLC Number: 950475583
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How do strategists decide what they wish to achieve through war, and how they might accomplish it? And why does their understanding of violence regularly turn out to be wrong? In seeking answers, this book draws on the study of psychology to examine strategic behaviour during the Vietnam War. It explores the ways in which cognitive biases distort our sense of our own agency and our decision-making.

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